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Control of Occupational Health Hazards in the Dry Cleaning Industry - Instructor's Guide.


PB84243658

Publication Date 1983
Personal Author Stricoff, R. S.
Page Count 68
Abstract The instructor's guide for a course in the control of occupational health hazards in the dry cleaning industry (SIC-7216) is presented. An overview of the dry cleaning industry and processes is examined. Hazards resulting from cleaning solvents, heat, and humidity are discussed. Commonly used dry cleaning solvents include perchloroethylene (127184), Stoddard solvent (8052413), and trichlorotrifluoroethane (26523648). Hazard control by means of local exhaust ventilation is discussed. Integral exhaust systems and local exhaust hoods are described. Control of transfer and filter emissions and recirculation from adsorbers are noted. General mechanical ventilation, and heat stress control are detailed. The effect of general mechanical ventilation on solvent vapor concentrations is considered. Fugitive emission control and other control measures are examined: leaks from loose pipe joints, unions, and door gaskets. Work practices, leak monitoring, and protective equipment are described.
Keywords
  • Environmental surveys
  • Industrial medicine
  • Dry cleaning
  • Guidelines
  • Education
  • Exposure
  • Toxicity
  • Inspection
  • Hazardous materials
  • Instructors
  • Air pollution control
  • Organic solvents
  • Chlorine organic compounds
  • Ventilation
  • Leakage
  • Protective equipment
  • Indoor air pollution
  • Toxic substances
  • Occupational safety and health
  • Fugitive emissions
  • SIC 7216
  • CAS 127-18-4
  • CAS 26523-64-8
  • CAS 8052-41-3
  • Ethylene perchloro
  • Ethane trichloro-trifluoro
Source Agency
  • National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
NTIS Subject Category
  • 57U - Public Health & Industrial Medicine
  • 57Y - Toxicology
  • 94D - Job Environment
  • 68G - Environmental Health & Safety
  • 68A - Air Pollution & Control
Corporate Authors Little (Arthur D.), Inc., Cambridge, MA.; National Inst. for Occupational Safety and Health, Cincinnati, OH. Div.
Supplemental Notes Sponsored in part by National Inst. for Occupational Safety and Health, Cincinnati, OH. Div. of Training and Manpower Development.
Document Type Technical Report
NTIS Issue Number 198426
Control of Occupational Health Hazards in the Dry Cleaning Industry - Instructor's Guide.
Control of Occupational Health Hazards in the Dry Cleaning Industry - Instructor's Guide.
PB84243658

  • Environmental surveys
  • Industrial medicine
  • Dry cleaning
  • Guidelines
  • Education
  • Exposure
  • Toxicity
  • Inspection
  • Hazardous materials
  • Instructors
  • Air pollution control
  • Organic solvents
  • Chlorine organic compounds
  • Ventilation
  • Leakage
  • Protective equipment
  • Indoor air pollution
  • Toxic substances
  • Occupational safety and health
  • Fugitive emissions
  • SIC 7216
  • CAS 127-18-4
  • CAS 26523-64-8
  • CAS 8052-41-3
  • Ethylene perchloro
  • Ethane trichloro-trifluoro
  • National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
  • 57U - Public Health & Industrial Medicine
  • 57Y - Toxicology
  • 94D - Job Environment
  • 68G - Environmental Health & Safety
  • 68A - Air Pollution & Control
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